The Value of Culture: On the Relationship between Economics and Arts

Synopsis

Culture manifests itself in everything human, including the ordinary business of everyday life. Culture and art have their own value, but economic values are also constrained. Art sponsorships and subsidies suggest a value that exceeds market price. So what is the real value of culture? Unlike the usual focus on formal problems, which has 'de-cultured' and 'de-moralized' the practice of economics, this book brings together economists, philosophers, historians, political scientists and artists to try to sort out the value of culture. This is a book not only for economists and social scientists, but also for anybody actively involved in the world of the arts and culture.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Antoon Van Den Braembussche
  • David Ruccio
  • Julie Graham
  • Joseph J. Cordes
  • Robert S. Goldfarb
  • Antoon Van Den Braembussche
  • David Ruccio
  • Julie Graham
  • Joseph J. Cordes
  • Robert S. Goldfarb
  • Ruth Towse
  • Gerard De Vries
  • Michael Hutter
  • Hans Abbing
  • Frances Gouda
  • Jos De Beus
  • Deirdre McCloskey
  • Peter Kattenberg
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Amsterdam
Publication year:
  • 1996